Making Honey-Cranberry Cookies
Honey is a sweet golden treat that is made by honey bees. One of the most popular honey uses includes baking. Enjoy this easy honey- cranberry cookie recipe that features white chocolate chips.
Simple tasty homemade cookies – who doesn’t love them? By using honey and less sugar, these cookies are sweet and moist.
Baking Honey Cookies
Honey is a popular ingredient in the baking industry. The level of fructose in honey makes it sweeter than some other types of sugar.
Honey also adds moisture to baked goods. And, you can use different varieties of honey to give distinct flavors to your food.
Recipes and cookies are both popular types of products where honey can be used as a replacement for sugar.
This simple cookie recipe using raw honey is sure to please. Try the recipe with different types of honey and see the flavor difference.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 1/4 cup of raw honey
- 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. With an electric mixer combine the softened butter, brown sugar and honey. Mix until well combined, then add the vanilla and egg. Stir until creamy smooth.
- Sift together the flour and baking soda. Then slowly add the flour mixture to the creamed sugar mix. Continue until well blended.
- Stir in the cranberries and white chocolate chips with a large spoon. When well mixed, drop tablespoon sized mounds of cookie dough on a greased baking sheet. Cookies should be spaced a couple of inches apart-they will spread.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 14-16 minutes, until the edges are brown and the tops are set.
- Remove from oven and leave on baking sheet for a few minutes until they begin to harden. Move cookies to a cooling rack to complete cooling. Store in a sealed container.
These cookies tend to be thin. You might plump them up a bit by keeping the butter cool.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 97mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 1g
Honey in Your Pantry
Honey is the perfect long term storage product for your pantry. You should always have a jar on hand.
If you keep a jar for a while, your honey may crystallize – or turn to sugar. This is a natural process and does not indicate spoilage.
Don’t throw crystallized honey out. It is not ruined. You can safely decrystallize your solid honey and use it in baking, coffee, tea etc.